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CBT for postnatal insomnia

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Chloris33 Mon 27-Jun-16 13:51:45

Wondering if anyone has tried CBT for postnatal insomnia (or any insomnia, but particularly interested in postnatal insomnia as it has that added feature of you having had your sleep disrupted by baby a lot too)? Did it help? My son is now 17 mo and I've been suffering with insomnia since having him. Worse at some times than others. At the moment I have it around 1 night a week, but I'm now pregnant & also have 1st trimester tiredness & can't take the occasional OTC Nytol. I feel I do a rubbish job as a Mum the days I haven't slept. I know CBT is expensive but am prepared to use savings if it will help. I don't feel I've had PND, I've generally enjoyed life with a little one, though I do really struggle to 'switch off' and this has got much worse with motherhood. Thanks x
(I've also posted on 'mental health' forum)

Abby21 Tue 28-Jun-16 08:14:27

What about hypnosis? I tried when pregnant as hadn't slept in 2 months!! I think it helped and started getting a few hours together. Then listened to recording every night before trying to sleep.

Sorry no experience with cbt....I feel your pain. Being exhausted and not being able to sleep is horrific xx

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